We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Van Dam's Cafe

355 Riccarton Road | Church Corner, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
+64 3-343 0707
Call
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (5 reviews)
“croquettes” (4 reviews)
“dutch cheese” (5 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Dutch, Cafe, Fast food, European
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
355 Riccarton Road | Church Corner, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (30)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 28 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

First off you walk in and is this a cafe or a secondhand shop. The mess is everywhere. It has a real identity issue. I didn't eat here because the cleanliness was not great at all. Coffee being served right by a store room open...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Awesome sized hot drinks. The breakfast food is very simple, can make at home with a single glance. Would be good to see a nice big spekpannenkoek on the menu. Also making an in house sausage would be a big hit. To much sauerkraut not...More

1  Thank Nature is G
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We only had coffee this morning but it was good coffee and the service was fast and super friendly. This place is quirky and has a lot of groceries as well food like cheese and biscuits you need time to look around.

Thank donnagS4702EY
IAN P, Guest Relations Manager at Van Dam's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you for your review. So pleased you enjoyed your time here, so sorry you only had time for our great coffee; next time try some of our Dutch foods from the cabinet, or some takeaways from the Dutch shop.

Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This is a little piece of heaven! It even has old Amsterdam cheese! If you miss home you can always find a home in New Zealand! Food is amazing and the people very nice! I enjoyed it!

Thank sannie1992
IAN P, Public Relations Manager at Van Dam's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

The Cheese is a feature of Van Dam's as is the coffee. Pleased you enjoyed you stay.

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Kees is the wonderful Dutch owner, who is always around for a friendly chat. There is a huge assortment of packaged Dutch treasures to buy. You can have a meal here, have a coffee, and after that sample the divine desserts from the cabinet; with...More

Thank Cheryl B
IAN P, Public Relations Manager at Van Dam's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Thank you for your kind words, and that you enjoyed our 'shop' offerings. We aim to please. Do call again when next in Christchurch.

Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Went here to buy yummy dutch cheeses, great assortment of choice. Friendly service. Stayed for lunch and ordered the beef kroket and dutch special fries. Only thing i would recommend is a bit more musterd on the plate but otherwise its finger licking good. We...More

Thank explore-wine-dine
IAN P, Guest Relations Manager at Van Dam's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2016

Thank you for your comments, both about the cheese and the Kroket. Will mention to the kitchen staff about the musterd. Do call again when driving into Christchurch, there is plenty of parking at the back off Auburn Av.

Reviewed 9 November 2016

When we visited Christchurch, I especially went here because they do sell dutch "kroketten". Being dutch I love these and really miss them. The kroketten were good, as they should be. I was expecting some more dutch items on the menu, but there were only...More

Thank Bea T
IAN P, Guest Relations Manager at Van Dam's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2016

Sorry about the hot coffee, will mention it to staff. When you next come did you know that we have parking round the back in Aubun Street

Reviewed 12 October 2016

Good coffee and eats and time to catch up with friends for a chat. Busy but not crowded and nice atmosphere.

Thank RonandMo1234
IAN P, Guest Relations Manager at Van Dam's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2016

Thanks for your comments

Reviewed 23 September 2016

A wonderful place to stop with friends and have a light refreshing morning tea or lunch with lovely fresh food from small finger food chicken crochets savories pies small cakes no rush to leave/ Very friendly staff. Open 7 days

Thank sueandtrev2016
IAN P, Guest Relations Manager at Van Dam's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2016

Thanks for your comments

Reviewed 22 September 2016

We had brunch here, we should have made a reservation as there was a group of us, but they fit us in, made us welcome. Explained the various Dutch foods we were not familiar with. And the food and service was excellent. Would highly recommend.

Thank CanNZ
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Monster Chicken
127 reviews
.22 km away
BurgerFuel Bush Inn
89 reviews
.14 km away
Coriander's
80 reviews
.13 km away
Yummy Chinese Cuisine
67 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
TranzAlpine Train
2,478 reviews
2.81 km away
Air Force Museum
627 reviews
2.73 km away
Temple Basin Ski Area
11 reviews
.25 km away
Riccarton House & Bush
302 reviews
1.95 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Okoth
27 November 2016|
Answer
Response from IAN P | Property representative |
No not at the moment for either day
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$11
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 355 Riccarton Road | Church Corner, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-343 0707
  • E-mail
Description
Come down and enjoy a unique experience of dutch food, music and gezelligheid. Share a coffee with a friend and experience true Dutch hospitality. Van Dam's Cafe and Delicatessen has been providing quality imported goods and homemade treats for a number of years and we provide a comfortable home away from home for many dutch immigrants and their children who long for a taste of the Netherlands.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing